Cerner Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
715 Reviews
3.5
715 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They will make you work at least 65 hours a week, no work life balance at all (in 20 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • In many positions there is no such thing as work-life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not a bad place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect
    Current Employee - Technical Architect

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Great Training and support for employees to grow their knowledge.

    Cons

    None specifically - general frustration with staffing levels and recruitment approaches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work lower down heirachy to understand stresses and strains of teams.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cerner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Delivery Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Solutions Delivery Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    The environment, it's a fast paced structure where promotion is possible from within for anybody, the reward of your hard work is not always recognized but it's a great feeling to be part of the healthcare revolution.

    Cons

    I would say that the main downside of working at Cerner is the compensation policy and transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about the compensation scheme.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    As an experienced hire - know your worth & be sure to negotiate suitable salary on entry

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Leader in London, England
    Current Employee - Engagement Leader in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Recognition of hard work and abilities by providing opportunities to develop & grow, by progressing/moving into senior roles (however this is often for min 1 year min for no additional pay)

    Cons

    1) 'Pay for Performance' concept is not always delivered as deserved at annual review 2) Empty promises to staff 3) Giving staff "opportunities" to grow often lead to staff being taken advantage of and not being compensated for more than 1 + year, regardless of being fully competent and performing in the role (Note & beware - annual reviews & increases occur in SEPT/OCT, rather than usual Jan or April!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Stop giving empty promises, it creates an untrusting environment. * Reward commitment & hardwork with earned & deserved 'pay for performance' incentives. * Employees are people, not numbers - ASK them first how they feel about moving projects, dont just assume its OK. Remember we want happy, satisfied staff

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, shame about the money

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    There's a good atmosphere at Cerner. You get to work with a lot of great technologies, really see them applied in hospitals and get to meet clinical staff. In the UK, the atmosphere is relaxed and the focus is all on 'the project' - there's no petty politics like i've seen in some of my former jobs - team work does happen and it's great to be a part of. The people are friendly and sociable and the work is interesting.

    It terms of career progression, it's good. If you are good at your job, you'll see promotions fairly quickly. Management are keen to identify good talent.

    There is also a large emphasis on the initial training stages.

    Cons

    In terms of London - the compensation package is not adequate. I have known many colleagues leave after 18 months to move onto much higher salaries.

    I have seen a complete disregard for work-life balance. There are many work-aholics who think nothing of working late or over a weekend. There are no general policies for on-call (unless you are in particular support teams) and no 'days in lieu' policies.

    In terms of being a technologist - the core database scripting language is proprietary and no use if you move outside of Cerner hospital systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review compensation packages.. Graduates in London can do a lot better and realise it. Put 'time in lieu' and on call policies in place.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing corporate environment, work-life balance as well as peers to promotes talent and leadership skills to help you grow further

    Cons

    no cons except my family lived in NJ so on personal level travel was bit tiring whenever I would visit family.

    but on professional side - no cons at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, mission, technology, flexibility, benefits.

    Cons

    Work/life balance for the benefit of associate wellness needs addressed from top/down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible roles, ability to move between differing roles. Very vibrant corporate environment

    Cons

    Lacks Diversity, role and level bumps need to more defined

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Perfect for my career goals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Velocity Professional Services Consultant in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Velocity Professional Services Consultant in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, training, strong leadership

    Cons

    Long hours, some employees fresh out of college and need guidance in corporate settings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    best company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good salary, vry good working environment, flexible timings, laptop is given to all empolyees, associates are given great facilities here. you will enjoy working here

    Cons

    no cons as such .. .. dont trust roumers about th company . no cons as such .. .. dont trust roumers about th company . no cons as such .. .. dont trust roumers about th company .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Define your future. Choose your path. Friendly to helping staff locate their optimum position within the company. Very fluid company culture.

    Cons

    Demand on time is high. Work life balance can be challenging. Nevertheless, a great opportunity for entering the consulting field and getting trained quickly in the real world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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